Awards and Prizes for NGOs and Individuals around the World

Here is a list of the awards and prizes offered by various international, national, governmental and inter-governmental agencies around the world.

2019 NOW-Us! Award is now open for Nominations

Deadline: 30 June 2019 The Spindle and Voice have joined forces for the second edition of the NOW-Us! Award that recognises inspiring inclusive initiatives from Africa and Asia that work to promote diversity and inclusion to trigger the self-empowerment of marginalised and excluded groups and communities. The NOW-Us! Award focuses exclusively on initiatives that contribute positively to one or more the following groups or communities: People with disabilities Lesbian, gay, … [Read more...]

Nominate Your Peace Hero for N-Peace Awards 2019

Deadline: 31 July 2019 Calling for nominations for the 2019 N-Peace Awards. Through its yearly awards, the N-Peace network aims to recognize influential people with extraordinary commitments who share powerful stories as activists and peace-builders. Around 11 awards are set to be presented to grass root activists, prominent campaigners and potential peace advocates. Former recipients the awards display an active involvement in decision-making and policy interventions in local and national … [Read more...]

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Nominations Open for 2019 Arab Financial Inclusion Innovation Prize!

Deadline: 20 July 2019 Applicants are invited to apply for the 2019 Arab Financial Inclusion Innovation Prize which rewards those who can increase access to financial services, reduce the costs of that access, and better serve end clients in the region. Prize equips promising innovators with the funding and support they need to realise their potential to further financial inclusion in the Arab world. Through the prize and AFIIP network, they aim to create a synergy between financial … [Read more...]

2019 International Quality Awards is now open for Nominations

Deadline: 31 July 2019 Nominations are now open for International Quality Awards 2019 to recognise and reward the contribution of quality professionals, teams and entire organisations across the globe. Award Categories Emerging Talent Award: Recognises a quality professional who has contributed most to their organisation in the areas of governance, assurance, improvement, leadership and context within the first eight years of their quality career. The Audit System Award: Honours … [Read more...]

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Submit Applications for Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative WomenConnect Challenge (Round Two)

Deadline: 26 July 2019 Digital Frontiers with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is currently inviting eligible applicants to respond to the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative WomenConnect Challenge (W-GDP WCC) Round Two. Digital Frontiers is a USAID project implemented by DAI to identify the most successful digital solutions and scale up their impact globally, fostering a more inclusive and robust global digital ecosystem. This Request for … [Read more...]

African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence is now open for Nominations

Deadline: 10 November 2019 Nominations are now open for African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence (AUKNASE) Continental & Regional Awards 2019. Objectives To award and honour outstanding African scientists for their achievements and discoveries in science, technology and innovation; Promote scientific development in Africa through recognition of excellence among African scientists, women, men alike and younger researchers and encourage them to persevere in … [Read more...]

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Apply for Good Governance Awards in Ireland

Deadline: 13 September 2019 Applications are now open for Good Governance Awards 2019 which is an initiative that recognises and encourages adherence to good governance practice by nonprofits in Ireland. Aims The Good Governance Awards seek to; Acknowledge, encourage and promote good governance practice in the area of annual reports and others areas of good governance practice. Support and encourage the nonprofit sector to use their annual reports and financial statements to … [Read more...]

Apply for Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge in North America

Deadline: 15 July 2019 Applicants are invited to apply for the Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenges to support projects that drive digital innovation and develop new business models. The GNI will fund a set of projects from around the world that meet specified criteria, with the intent of producing learnings and thought leadership that can be shared with the wider industry. Challenge will focus on creative projects that generate revenue and/or increase audience engagement for … [Read more...]

Call for Applications for Innovation Time 2019 launched!

Deadline: 31 July 2019 Do you have an innovative project that you would like to know and implement? then apply for Innovation Time which is the presentation session of 3 success stories in innovation during the Rebranding Africa Forum. The Innovation Time is part of the Rebranding Africa Awards (RAA), which reward leading personalities who, through their daily actions in their respective areas of intervention, trace the paths of development and lead others to change their lives. look on … [Read more...]

Submit Nominations for 2019 Disobedience Award!

Deadline: 31 July 2019 Nominations are open for the third annual MIT Media Lab Disobedience Award to recognize individuals and groups who engage in responsible, ethical disobedience aimed at challenging norms, rules, or laws that sustain society’s injustices. This award will go to a person or group engaged in what we believe is an extraordinary example of disobedience for the benefit of society. Award winner(s) will be announced in November, 2019. The award is open to people and groups … [Read more...]

2019 Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education

Deadline: 16 August 2019 Applications are open for 2019 Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education to recognise African-driven and African based organisations addressing skill gaps, financial insecurity and underemployment through innovative entrepreneurial education programmes. The Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education is a competition generously sponsored by The Saville Foundation in South Africa and managed by UK-based charity Teach A Man To Fish. The … [Read more...]

Charles Fleming Award for Environmental Achievement in New Zealand

Deadline: 30 June 2019 Nominations are open for the Charles Fleming Award for Environmental Achievement to honour those who have achieved distinction in the protection, maintenance, management, improvement or understanding of the environment, in particular the sustainable management of the New Zealand environment. Funding Information The Charles Fleming Award for Environmental Achievement is made every three years to an individual and consists of a medal and a cash grant of … [Read more...]

Call for Organizations from Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Nigeria, Indonesia and the Philippines

Deadline: 19 June 2019 The Liliane Foundation, the Dutch Coalition on Disability and Development and Voice have joined hands to implement the ‘Voices for Inclusion’ project. This project focuses on learning about advocacy by or with different groups of people facing exclusion in 5 countries (Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Nigeria, Indonesia and The Philippines) in order to discover if collaboration between groups with different backgrounds can lead towards more effective influencing for inclusive … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for EDF Pulse Africa 2019 Awards

Deadline: 8 July 2019 Nominations are now open for EDF Pulse Africa 2019 Awards with an aim to support African innovators, who are true actors in energy development. In an often difficult context, a culture of innovation emerges on the continent and brings directly useful solutions to the Africans. EDF wants to give an impetus to this dynamic and to be part of the energy future in Africa and to participate in innovation internally on the continent through the EDF Pulse Africa … [Read more...]

2019 Wenhui Award for Educational Innovation

Deadline: 31 July 2019 UNESCO Bangkok is accepting applications for its Wenhui Award for Educational Innovation 2019 to improve the access to and quality of education and training, especially to those most in need. Given the challenges facing education, it is necessary to strengthen the commitment of individuals and institutions to continuously innovate and enlighten people. The Wenhui Award embodies two important elements of educational innovation. Wen (文) refers to all facets of … [Read more...]

AGFUND’s Financial Grants for NGOs, INGOs, UN Agencies and Individuals

Deadline: 30 November 2019 The Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) has announced financial prize grants of up to US $1 million to NGOs, International NGOs, UN Agencies, Government institutions and also individuals around the world under the Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development. The Arab Gulf Program for Development (AGFUND) is a regional organization based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. AGFUND was established in 1980 upon the initiative of His Royal Highness, Prince … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for 2019 Innovator 25 – The Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific

Deadline: 17 June 2019 Nominations are now open for the 2019 Innovator 25 - The Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific, who have — in some capacity — elevated and evolved engagement and influence. They look to recognize those who have taken risks to disrupt outdated business practices; blended masterful creativity with stunning impact; taken social purpose to new heights; or made real progress in changing behavior and outcomes. These are just a few achievements that they would consider … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for Asia Pacific Procurement Awards 2019!

Deadline: 18 July 2019 Nominations are open for the Asia Pacific Procurement Awards attracts entries from the most influential companies looking to gain recognition and benchmark their performance and projects across different categories. Asia Pacific has a unique set of challenges. But these issues are also opportunities to contribute to procurement’s more pivotal role in the business. The Asia Pacific Procurement Awards showcases procurement excellence in the region. The awards celebrate … [Read more...]

Submit Entries for WSA Young Innovators Award 2019

Deadline: 31 July 2019 Nominations are open for the WSA Young Innovators Award 2019 to promote young social entrepreneurs under 26 years of age, using ICTs to take action on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). The World Summit Awards are a non-monetary award system with a focus on sustainable knowledge transfer through a worldwide network. Award Categories Government & Citizen Engagement Health & Well Being Learning & Education … [Read more...]

2019 NACD Friend of Conservation Award is now open for Nominations

Deadline: 31 August 2019 National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is seeking nominations for its Friend of Conservation Award to recognize an individual, business, organization, agency, etc. outside the association for outstanding contributions to the conservation of their nation’s natural resources. The award recipient will be honored at the NACD Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nev., this coming February. Eligibility Criteria Any individual, business, organization or … [Read more...]